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Mylan launches first generic for Adcirca tablets

Mylan launches first generic for Adcirca tablets

HERTFORDSHIRE, England, and PITTSBURGH: Global pharmaceutical company Mylan N.V. announced the U.S. launch of Tadalafil Tablets USP, 20 mg, the first generic version of the reference listed drug, Eli Lilly and Company’s Adcirca®.

Mylan Pharmaceuticals received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) and was awarded 180 days of marketing exclusivity for this product, which is indicated for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension to improve exercise ability.

“Mylan has a strong history of leading the way in creating important access to generic medicines, and we’re excited to continue that tradition by offering the first generic to Adcirca® Tablets,” said Mylan CEO Heather Bresch. “Mylan offers more than 650 products in the U.S., and the addition of Tadalafil Tablets strengthens our cardiovascular portfolio and commitment to these patients.”

U.S. sales for Tadalafil Tablets USP, 20 mg, were approximately $510 million for the 12 months ending May 31, 2018, according to IQVIA.

Currently, Mylan has 192 ANDAs pending FDA approval representing approximately $88.3 billion in annual brand sales, according to IQVIA. Forty-four of these pending ANDAs are potential first-to-file opportunities, representing $44.9 billion in annual brand sales, for the 12 months ending December 31, 2017, according to IQVIA.

Source: Press Release
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